Lucky Bawa & the First Strikes-Waiting for the Revolution

Lucky Bawa/Chris Cruz-Vocal, Guitar Rob Klonel-Drums(New Cruzados, DKEC) Henry James-Electric Guitars(Robert Jon & the Wreck) Bruce Witkin-Bass(Hollywood Vampires. Adam Ant) WAITING FOR THE REVOLUTION is the first single from Chris Cruz’s new Hard Folk project under the moniker Lucky Bawa & the First Strikes produced and recorded by Bruce Witkin(White Buffalo, Sweeny Todd, Marilyn […]

Chris Cruz in the RELATIVES

Honorary RELATIVE since 2004 Having secured a Solo record deal with Delirium Records following my departure from Doom Kounty Electric Chair, I hadn’t played a real solo live show in close to 10 years.  I had done couple short last minute “fill in” sets, the first opening for Pooch’s band the Condors at Club Mesa(now […]


Chris Cruz in ARBITRAGE-DARK CLOUDS Digital Single Release Aug. 12, 2021 1986 Original Recording Digitally Remastered Persuasion Records Dark Clouds marked the second incarnation of Arbitrage following Lead Guitarist Marc Ford and Drummer Doni Gray’s Burning Tree signing with Epic Records.  Produced and recorded by the late Chaz Ramirez(Berlin, Stryper, Social D) at the Casbah […]

DEAD OR ALIVE Songcraft Mako 17

DEAD OR ALIVE Digital Single Release Sept. 9, 2019, Persuasion Records 2017 Rosary Beats EP, Persuasion Records 2008 On My Mind, Delirium Records GONE FISHING It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the 9/11 attack on the psyche of America and the future of our world.  Why did these people dedicate their lives to plot […]

Doom Kounty Electric Chair MANNISH BOY

Doom Kounty Electric Chair-MANNISH BOY Digital Single Release July 29, 2021 1997 Original recording Digitally Remastered Persuasion Records/A Boy Named Ho Doom Kounty Electric Chair was born shortly after J. Zane’s(Jose Cruz) fronted band Male Order Brides completed test recordings under the direction of Left Bank Management’s Robbin Crosby(Ratt).  Male Order Brides also included Patrick […]